Aniridia

Samantha's Story

Samantha, 18, was born with aniridia, a congenital absence of the iris in the eye. Samantha also suffers from glaucoma, high astigmatism, cataracts and high hyperopia, or severe farsightedness. Hear her story.

Samantha's Iris Implant

The following video contains footage of actual medical procedures and is graphic in nature.
Samantha, 18, was born with aniridia, a congenital absence of the iris in the eye. Samantha also suffers from glaucoma, high astigmatism, cataracts and high...

Explaining the Iris Implant

Samantha, 18, was born with aniridia, a congenital absence of the iris in the eye. Samantha also suffers from glaucoma, high astigmatism, cataracts and high hyperopia, or severe farsightedness. Ophthalmologist Dr. Kerry Assil performed a number of...